At Crows Nest Dentists Oral hygiene is an important part of preventative treatment. We recommend regular check-ups where all aspects of oral hygiene are checked and discussed. This is also the best way to detect problems earlier and treat them before they become too complex; this results in a less expensive treatment plan.
What to expect
One of the areas that is of major concern today is gum disease. Mild gum disease, gingivitis, is seen as red, puffy gums that bleed easily when you brush or floss. In the more severe cases, gums bleed spontaneously. Regular professional cleaning and correct brushing and flossing techniques can reverse this problem.
A definite link between gum disease and heart disease has been established.
A more severe form of gum disease, periodontal disease, affects the bone supporting the teeth. Treatment of this is essential as it can result in tooth loss.